Telstar

Telstar Satellite on Display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

Backup spacecraft for Telstar, the world's first active communications satellite.  Telstar 1 began an era of live international television. After its launch on July 10, 1962, it relayed television images between the United States and France and England. 

  • Created: 08/20/2013

  • NASM 2013-02822

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  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Eric Long
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